Friday, October 14, 2011

CFP: Pragmatism, Law, and Language

Call for Abstracts for the 15th Annual Inland Northwest Philosophy

Topic: Pragmatism, Law, and Language
Location: University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Dates: March 23-24, 2012
Contact: Graham Hubbs <>

This conference will bring together philosophers and legal scholars
interested in the pragmatist tradition, whether as critics or
advocates, so that each might learn from the other.

The Keynote Address will be delivered by Robert Brandom of the
University of Pittsburgh.

Participants include:

David Boersema (Philosophy, Pacific), Brian Butler (Philosophy & Law,
UNC Asheville), Tom Burke (Philosophy, South Carolina), Matthew
Chrisman (Philosophy, Edinburgh), Janice Dowell (Philosophy,
Nebraska), Heidi Li Feldman (Law, Georgetown), Danielle Macbeth
(Philosophy, Haverford), Martin J. Stone (Law, Cardozo), Karl Schaffer
(Philosophy, Pittsburgh), Michael Sullivan (Philosophy & Law, Emory),
Robert Talisse (Philosophy, Vanderbilt), Lynne Tirrell (Philosophy,
UMass Boston), and Benjamin Zipursky (Law, Fordham).

We invite papers in all areas of philosophy and law related to the
conference theme, including but not limited to the following:
pragmatic accounts of the evolution of legal meaning, the common law
method, constitutional law, law and economics, hate speech, justice
theory, and normative discourse.

To participate in this conference, submit an abstract of no more than
300 words via email to The deadline for submissions
is December 1, 2011. Individuals will be notified of decisions
regarding submissions in mid-December. Chairs and commentators are
also needed: if you are interested, please indicate areas of

A selection of the conference's papers will be published by MIT Press
as part of its Topics in Contemporary Philosophy
Series. All accepted papers, including commenting papers, will be
considered for publication.

Additional information about the conference can be obtained at our

Graham Hubbs
Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Idaho
409 Morrill Hall
Moscow, ID 83844-441110

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